UPS

UPS, formerly known as United Parcel Service, is a U.S.-based global package and delivery service founded in 1907. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company is the largest transport operator in the U.S. and the second-largest global transportation company. 

Complementing the delivery services it is most known for, UPS provides supply chain solutions that span 33.5 million square feet across more than 120 countries. These operations include logistics and distribution; freight forwarding to 195 countries; international trade management and customs brokerage. UPS Freight, based in Richmond, is the fourth-largest U.S. LTL trucking company. UPS also handles service parts logistics, technical repair and configuration, supply chin design and planning and returns management.

19 Nov 2021
Teamsters rank-and-file members have elected critics of outgoing General President James P. Hoffa to lead the union in a more militant direction.
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
26 May 2017
China's growing courier business will have greater access to US markets after a joint venture was agreed between global giant UPS and China market leader SF Express.
24 Apr 2017
UPS's Mark Modesti believes smaller shippers increasingly are drawing near an "inflection" point when it comes to adding technology and changing processes to control inventory. They need to get past that point to survive and grow.
21 Mar 2017
Shippers spent more on dedicated trucking and last-mile deliveries last year, benefiting top tier carriers. Will industrial and consumer freight follow in 2017?
08 Mar 2017
UPS has not said whether it will seek damages following the ruling.
02 Mar 2017
E-commerce has heightened the sense of urgency regarding shipment visibility.
09 Jan 2017
New UPS subsidiary Freightex will work closely with US-based Coyote Logistics.
18 Nov 2016
UPS on Friday broke ground on the expansion of its Columbus, Ohio, hub, the latest effort in a global facility expansion and modernization drive necessitated by the e-commerce boom.
08 Nov 2016
UPS’s acquisition of Marken, a third-party logistics provider specializing in health care, will bolster UPS’s pharmaceutical logistics services.
27 Oct 2016
As e-commerce volumes rise, UPS is adding more capacity.
12 Oct 2016
Shorter fulfillment cycles are pushing UPS to expand its fastest package and freight services to new countries.
Of the large publicly owned less-than-truckload carriers, only Old Dominion Freight Line and FedEx Freight had more shipments in the second quarter than a year ago.
13 Sep 2016
Many of the largest less-than-truckload carriers are seeking increases in non-contract rates despite the weak freight market.
16 Jun 2016
Shippers, especially retailers, want better end-to-end visibility to better manage inventory, but they need to connect gaps in their supply chains.
02 Jun 2016
The U.S. parcel giant expressed frustration, not only with the patchwork of guidance policies from individual nations, but from individual terminal operators as well.
18 May 2016
UPS partners with SAP to bring 3-D printing to more manufacturing supply chains.
17 May 2016
A strike vote by union pilots at Atlas, ATSG and Kalitta Air is meant to pressure the airlines and DHL, but doesn't mean a strike is imminent.
21 Mar 2016
As e-commerce demands push delivery limits, UPS is expanding its US and global early delivery guarantees for package shippers and customers.
15 Mar 2016
UPS is looking past low diesel prices by spending $100 million on a dozen compressed natural gas stations and 380 new tractors throughout the U.S. as part of an effort to log 1 billion miles with alternative fuel vehicles by the end of 2017.
12 Feb 2016
UPS, one of the world’s largest transportation firms, is the first major user of North America intermodal rail services to publicly weigh in on the proposed merger of Canadian Pacific and Norfolk Southern railways, saying it opposes the potential tie-up.
11 Feb 2016
Jack Holmes, the career UPS executive who became president of UPS Freight in 2007, will retire in June. Rich McArdle, another UPS veteran, will take his place.
02 Feb 2016
UPS surmounted peak-season challenges to deliver 692 million packages in its busiest season — a 7 percent increase from the previous year. Big Brown said it expects higher revenue, profits and volumes in 2016, as e-commerce keeps growing.
15 Jan 2016
Thanks partly to its acquisition of non-asset truckload specialist Coyote Logistics, UPS is opening new routes into shippers' cross-border supply chains.
28 Dec 2015
UPS is expanding its fleet of vehicles running on sustainable fuels in the South by using renewable natural gas to fuel more than 140 trucks in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi.
UPS package driver
27 Oct 2015
UPS is expecting a short-term revenue bump from a double-digit increase in holiday shipments this year and a longer-term boost, to the tune of some $100 million, from its recent acquisition of freight broker Coyote Logistics, the company said Tuesday.
23 Oct 2015
Union pilots at UPS authorized a strike if their leaders fail to wrest concessions in contract talks, but any labor action would face major obstacles and delays.
16 Oct 2015
UPS has announced rate increases effective Dec. 28, 2015 that will raise costs for shippers using the services of the world’s second-largest transportation provider.
12 Oct 2015
The world's second-largest transport operator is adding more than 41,000 postal codes to its international guaranteed package service, expanding its delivery footprint in Asia and other regions.
28 Sep 2015
UPS is expanding its footprint in China with offices in 13 new cities, a reflection of the parcel giant’s confidence in the Chinese market despite the recent economic slowdown there.
10 Sep 2015
The likelihood of UPS pilots striking is low, but while shippers will likely dodge service disruptions, they could be hit by higher costs if the parcel giant gives into union demands, analysts told JOC.com.
09 Sep 2015
The prospect of a major disruption to UPS domestic and international air cargo services came closer after the union representing pilots at the parcel giant asked its members to authorize a strike.
18 Aug 2015
At first glance, Coyote, a brash, innovative fast-growing company not yet in its teens, and 108-year-old UPS, known for a more straight-laced corporate culture, may not seem a match made on e-Harmony. However, the combination highlights underlying and growing shipper demand not just for broader global service portfolios, but deeper, richer levels of service.
11 Aug 2015
UPS plans to build a parcel distribution center adjoining London Gateway in a major boost to the container port’s bid to become one of Europe’s biggest logistics hubs.
31 Jul 2015
The $1.8 billion acquisition of Coyote Logistics adds truckload brokerage to UPS's transportation portfolio, giving it new inroads to shippers and freight, and promises greater efficiency for its package network.
28 Jul 2015
Strong cross-border business in Europe and the highest demand for deferred package service in the U.S. in a decade helped UPS increase second quarter profits, despite falling revenue.
16 Jul 2015
UPS expanded the insurance and logistics services it offers shippers of high-value cargo such as jewelry by acquiring Insured Parcel Services from G4S, a global integrated security company.